Laser therapy in the treatment of periodontal diseases is some of the latest technology and we are excited to be offering this service at Lifestyle Dentistry! Bacteria that causes infection is often left behind after traditional scaling and can reform in the periodontal pockets within days after treatment. The laser is used to disinfect the pockets and effectively kill any remaining bacteria that could continue to cause harm to the gums. The laser has a very slender tip that gently inserted just below the gumline and targets bacteria in the area with a low level of laser energy. The procedure is painless and takes between 5 and 8 minutes before and after traditional scaling. Providing better management of bacteria will help to improve not only your oral health, but your health overall.